Child Wellbeing Champions

Make a positive impact on the wellbeing and mental health of primary children, in partnership with a leading charity.

Key Information
  • Gain skills and experience -in promoting mental wellbeing with children, and working with a charity 
  • Make a difference – help address mental health issues in young people 
  • Work in partnership – with Place2Be, a national leading charity in mental health in schools 
  • Varied learning – a combination of on-campus and online training and experience in schools. 
  • Commitment – you will need to be available 10am to 3pm for three days a week between 25 May and 19 June (one of: Mon/Tue/Fri, Tue/Wed/Fri or Wed/Thur/Fri)
Detailed Information

There is growing concern with mental wellbeing amongst children. One in ten children between the age of 5 and 16 experiences a mental health problem – impairing quality of life, school success and, in many cases, continuing into adulthood. Addressing issues early, before they become significant is important. 

With this Third Term activity, you will gain insight into how activities can promote wellbeing and address mental health issues in young people. These will focus on play, art and creativity. You will be guided by expert facilitators with Place2Be including the opportunity to visit schools.

The activity will include: 

  • Training by Place2Be on campus, with online support, to develop key understandings and skills relating to wellbeing and mental health and training to deliver practical workshops and activities
  • A two-day placement in a school to deliver activities with other students
Group Information

During the application process, you will be asked if you have a group preference. There is no difference between the groups other than the days that sessions run (all 10am-3pm between 25 May and 19 June). Whilst you are school based, you may need to work longer days.

  • Group A: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Group B: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Group C: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Other Information

All students accepted to complete this activity will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check with the University before they begin. This will be fully funded by the University. 

A stipend of £30 will be paid to all students who complete this activity, to support with transport costs and expenses.